Hydraulic Brake Repair

    hydraulic brake
  • brake system in which a brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder; brake fluid then applies great force to the brake pads or shoes
  • The hydraulic brake is an arrangement of braking mechanism which uses brake fluid, typically containing ethylene glycol, to transfer pressure from the controlling unit, which is usually near the operator of the vehicle, to the actual brake mechanism, which is usually at or near the wheel of the
  • (Hydraulic Brakes) Most brakes are operated by pulling a steel cable, but hydraulic brakes work more like those in a car, using pistons to compress oil which then transmits the force. Hydraulics have lower maintenance than cables, which can get gummed up with mud or rust.
  • Make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it
  • Put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation)
  • the act of putting something in working order again
  • a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
  • Fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault)
  • restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
hydraulic brake repair 1935 Ford 3 Window Deluxe Coupe
1935 Ford 3 Window Deluxe Coupe
This was the second 1935 Ford 3 Window coupe I owned in my teen years. Purchased out of a barn it was a scruffy car and required some rust repairs as well as finding replacement items such as bumpers, lamps, glass etc. Originally a trunk model I found the hardware that was needed to reverse the hinges to make it a rumble seat coupe. Installed the complete axle and wishbone assemblies from a 1940 Ford which gave me hydraulic brakes as well the shocks where converted to modern style tube type. The engine was from a 1953 Cadillac 331 cu in with a full rebuild and a moderate cam and solid lifters. Dual exhaust and a Holley 4 barrel finished the drive train. Never did paint it just put it all in primer as that was common to do then. It was a fun and fast car in the 60's and it made many a trip from Stratford Ontario to Buffalo New York for good time weekends. Sold it to get on with my career and never did know what happened to it. Anyway, didn't want to use up all 9 lives on one car.
In the Garage Area
In the Garage Area
YES...that is my truck, the photography truck!! Kinda looks like I'm in the garage area at a NASCAR truck race...but in reality I was just fixing the brakes. New pads, take the rotors to be turned, and check everything else while it all taken apart. I must admit that I'm glad to have the vibration in my brakes fixed but that's hard work and it's hot outside...I'm glad to be done!! Three bracketed photos were taken and combined with Photomatix to create this HDR image. Additional adjustments were made in Photoshop.